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Yorkshire 101 Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales
6 bedrooms. Sleeps 8-11. This is Grade II listed Georgian property lying in the heart of the beautiful Dales village of Askrigg. The village came to prominence in 'All Creatures Great and Small' and the Kings Arms (aka the Drovers Arms) is next door. Guests should note that the pub is not rowdy and serves good food. A few doors on the other side of the property is an excellent delicatessen. There are some great walks from the village, including the impressive waterfalls at Hardraw Force and Aysgarth. Ground Floor: Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, utility room with WC, kitchen with breakfast table, access to small yard at rear with garden furniture. First Floor: 2 double bedrooms with 6' beds, small shower room with WC, single bedroom with 3' bed, 2 bathrooms with shower attachments and WCs. Narrow steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms both with 3' beds. There is oil central heating, open fire in sitting and dining rooms, original stone flagged floors in entrance hall and kitchen, Aga, dishwasher, washer, dryer, electric hob & oven, CD player, video, fully enclosed courtyard with garden furniture (no lawned area), barbeque, and unrestricted parking available outside plus two private off road parking spaces available 1 minute walk away. Sorry, no smokers. Price Code F-G
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Yorkshire 102 West Burton, Yorkshire Dales
4 bedrooms. Sleeps 7. A tastefully furnished detached house bordering an expansive village green. West Burton is the epitome of a Dales Village lying in the heart of Herriot country. It has a pub, grocery store and butchers and offers direct access to impressive waterfalls and beautiful hill walks. The famous Aysgarth Falls are a 5 minute drive, Middleham 20 minutes and Hawes 15 minutes. Accommodation: Sitting room, hall opening out into dining room, kitchen/breakfast area, cloakroom with WC, 1 double bedroom with shower en suite, 1 twin bedroom, another double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, and bathroom with shower attachment. There is a log fire in the sitting room, washing machine, gas fired Aga and separate electric oven, dishwasher, CD player, video, enclosed garden with trees, and street parking. Price Code E-F
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Yorkshire 103 Carlton, Yorkshire Dales
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3. This cottage has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. The living accommodation is on the first floor with bedrooms tucked away underneath. A cosy cottage in the middle of the village but with good views. The village pub (real ale) is 100 yards away. The living room which occupies the whole of the top floor has an open fire and panoramic views over the Dales. The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and microwave. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 singe and a shower room. The cottage has a patio and off street parking for 1 car. Price Code D

Yorkshire 104 Dunnington, near York
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 4-5. A late 18th century Grade II listed end-of-terrace character cottage, lying in the centre of the attractive, busy, village of Dunnington in the Vale of York, 4 miles east of York. Dunnington has a general store, pharmacy, butcher, newsagent, 2 pubs and fish & chip shop. There is a parish church dating back to Norman times. Castle Howard is 12 miles away and within a 1/2 hour drive is the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The east Yorkshire Coast is a 45 minute drive. The cottage features gas central heating; open fire in sitting room; dishwasher; microwave; Rayburn; fridge/freezer; washing machine; CD player/stereo; video; Belfast sink; beamed ceilings and clay tiled floors in some rooms. There is a long private lawned garden to rear with patio area; a small garden to front; and street parking. Inside the cottage there is a small entrance lobby, kitchen, rear hallway, sitting room with dining area, conservatory, cloakroom with WC, stairs to double bedroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom, and bathroom with bath and separate shower. Non-smokers only. Please note: this cottage is best suited to a maximum of 4 adults. Price Code D
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Yorkshire 105 Staveley, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4. This cottage is a Grade II listed red brick, Georgian property lying opposite the church and small village green in a very attractive village. Set in a conservation area amidst beautiful rolling countryside, Staveley provides an excellent base from which to explore North Yorkshire. Staveley has a good ale pub and an extensive Nature Reserve which offers tranquil walking amongst an amazing variety of wildfowl and birds. The house features a woodburning stove; gas central heating; dishwasher; washing machine; freezer, in cupboard under stairs; larder fridge; electric hob & oven; microwave; and CD player. There is pine paneling in the master bedroom; a roll top bath; a small garden to the front; private patio to the rear; and off street parking for 2 cars. The ground floor consists of a hall, small kitchen, and large sitting room with dining table. On the first floor is the master bedroom with 5' four poster bed, bathroom with spray attachment, WC and bidet. On the second floor is a spacious twin bedroom best suited to children as it has TV/Video and a low vaulted beam. Infirm adults beware of steepish stairs to twin bedroom (gated for toddlers). Sorry no smokers. Price Code D
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Yorkshire 106 Horsehouse, Yorkshire
3 or 5 bedrooms. Sleeps 5 – 9. This house enjoys magnificent views across the captivating Coverdale Valley. It stands in its own extensive hillside land through which runs a picturesque stream. Near the house are lawns and gardens. The property is a beautiful stone built house. It has recently been renovated throughout to a very high standard but retains much original character with exposed stonework and beams and appealing features such as roll top baths. The small village of Carlton (2 miles) has a village pub (real ale/excellent restaurant) and Horsehouse (1 mile) has a welcoming pub. This house can be let as either a 3 bedroom house for 5 guests, or a 5 bedroom house for 9 guests. It features woodburning stoves in sitting rooms; oil fired central heating; washing machine; dishwasher; microwave; freezer; video; CD player; off street parking; and garden and paddock (with barbecue terrace next to stream). For 5 guests the accommodations consist of the sitting room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, boot porch, and laundry room. There is a bathroom with shower attachment and 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single. For 9 guests there is an addition double bedroom and twin bedroom, as well as an additional bathroom. Price Code E/G
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Yorkshire 107 Austwick
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 5. This 17th century Grade II listed farmhouse has recently been completely restored, maintaining character and many original features. With oak beams and local slate flagged floors, the bright, south facing and spacious cottage, offers extensive views of the surrounding fells. The house is situated near the edge of the small, quiet village; the pub and shop are just a 5 minute walk away. Austwick, an ancient Norse village, is situated within The Yorkshire Dales National Park on the western side. Approx. 1 mile from A65 linking Skipton and Kendal. The village boasts a small pub serving excellent meals, post office/grocery, country house hotel and church. Surrounded by fantastic geological features, the area offers superb short and long distance walking, including the challenging 'Three Peaks'. Within easy driving distance are popular market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Hawes and Ingleton with its famous caves and waterfalls. The Lake District is just a 45 minute drive. Other local interests include falconry with daily displays, Bolton Abbey and the Settle-Carlisle scenic railway. The house features a log fire in the oak floored sitting room; oil fired central heating; washer; dryer; dishwasher; microwave; fridge; freezer; video; CD/radio/cassette; exposed beams; flagged floors; private paved terrace leading to enclosed dry stone walled garden at rear; and barbecue. Inside on the ground floor is the entrance hall, large dining room leading into kitchen, a separate sitting room, cloakroom with WC, and utility/laundry room and boot porch. First Floor: stairs leading to landing. Master bedroom with super king-size bed, en suite shower room and walk in closet. 1 twin room. 1 single room. Bathroom with bath and hand shower. There is off street parking for 2 cars at the front of the house. Price Code E
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Yorkshire 108 Middleham, Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales
1 bedroom. Sleeps 2. This cottage is a period, recently renovated, detached property located a mile outside the attractive Dales village of Middleham. The property lies 300m down a level track and enjoys unhindered views across the eastern-end of Wensleydale. Middleham is a major horse race training centre, home to many of the leading stables and many of the local stables have open days. The village has a castle and fine square containing a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms. The cottage offers a truly peaceful and romantic setting. Superb footpath walks direct from the door lead down to the river and into the heart of the National Park. The cottage has an entrance hall, kitchen with dining table, sitting room with French windows, stairs to double bedroom with kingsize bed, dressing room, and bathroom with shower over bath. There is oil fired central heating, Esse (aga-style) electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with ice box, CD/radio, DVD, fully enclosed lawned garden, paved patio with wrought iron garden furniture, and ample parking. Guests should note that track is unsuitable for low cars. Sorry no smokers. Price Code D
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